• Sweden edition
 
‘Bank robbers are hiding in the woods’: police

‘Bank robbers are hiding in the woods’: police

Published: 09 Aug 2012 10:14 GMT+02:00
Updated: 09 Aug 2012 10:14 GMT+02:00

Police are continuing the hunt for the three perpetrators who robbed a bank in Töckfors in western Sweden on Tuesday and believe the men are still in western Värmland, east of Oslo.

After keeping silent about the amount stolen, the bank revealed Wednesday that the thieves escaped with 100,000 kronor in coins, which they carried off in blue Ikea bags.

Now, police are concentrating their search in a wooded area near the border where they believe the men are in hiding, an area which includes passageways and smuggling routes.

“There is an extremely dense network of roads in the area,” said Tommy Lindh of the Värmland police to the TT news agency.

“It’s easier to straighten out a spider web than to get to the bottom of this net of roads.”

Further details have emerged about the robbery itself, with police explaining that the thieves were inside the bank for 28 minutes, although it remains unconfirmed if this revolved around waiting for a timelock to deactivate.

Police are also on the lookout for a blue V70 Volvo which has vanished after the men allegedly escaped in one after torching their first getaway car.

The men are believed to be armed with AK4 automatic weapons.

TT/The Local/og

twitter.com/thelocalsweden

The Local (news@thelocal.se)

Don't miss...X
Left Right

Your comments about this article

10:51 August 9, 2012 by Gm_Tuzik
en......100,000 kronor ($14,945) - in coins..... that is HEAVY
11:13 August 9, 2012 by Swedish Cat
All that trouble for 100,000 SEK...in coins! They might be able to order a couple of pizzas and beers if they manage to drag themselves over the Norwegian boarder.
13:00 August 9, 2012 by krattan
Actually as coins aren't traceable it might have been what they were looking for. 100 000 does not sound like much but could be used to pay off some drug delivery so that the amount could be multiplied. Or to pay off some debt hanging over their heads. As far as I understand drugs are often involved in these types of crimes.
13:00 August 9, 2012 by Svensksmith
Check out the local arcade.
13:08 August 9, 2012 by prince T
Catch them. Stop telling us where they are. I hope they dont read ur junk and move on. U should have equipment for detecting movement in the woods.
14:13 August 9, 2012 by åkpåse
If it was kronor they stole, and they were lucky enough to get 10's then I calculate 10 000 of these at 6,6g each makes 66kg of coins. Quite a hassle to lug around.
14:33 August 9, 2012 by J Jack
many Swedes are about 66kg overweight anyway .. think about it.
17:34 August 9, 2012 by Dazzler
Bust out the helicopter with FLIR. If they are there, they are as good as caught! Your welcome, that'll be 25.000 kr!
21:14 August 9, 2012 by Rishonim
Although I hope they get caught, I don't think they should waste to much man power to catch these guys? But then again this is Sweden and we know that the system would rather spend a lot of time catching illegal movie download perpetrators than rapist and murderers.
Today's headlines
Sweden resumes aid to 'anti-gay Uganda'
Hillevi Engström and protesters against Uganda's anti-gay laws. Photos: Maja Suslin/Ben Curtis/TT

Sweden resumes aid to 'anti-gay Uganda'

Sweden has resumed sending development aid funds to Uganda, after suspending payouts back in March due to "anti-gay legislation". READ  

The Local List
Top ten coffee spots in central Stockholm
Fanny feels at home at the Blå Lotus. Photo: Isabela Vrba

Top ten coffee spots in central Stockholm

If you're wondering where to grab your next cappucino, then wonder no more. The Local talked to the locals in Stockholm and found out the best spots in town for the ultimate fika experience. READ  

Swedish neo-Nazis join fight in Ukraine
The Azov task force. Photo: Sergei Chuzavkov/TT

Swedish neo-Nazis join fight in Ukraine

Four Swedes are fighting with the Ukrainian task force Azov - a squad which flies a flag with Nazi symbols and, according to one Swedish soldier, fights for "a white Ukraine". READ  

Swedish elk get one-way ticket to Denmark
The elk in this picture are not the ones that will be sent to Denmark. Photo: The Uppsala Koala

Swedish elk get one-way ticket to Denmark

Up to a dozen elk will be transported from Sweden to Denmark in an effort to help maintain local marshlands. READ  

Sweden worst in EU at getting foreigners jobs
Photo: Henrik Trygg/Imagebank Sweden

Sweden worst in EU at getting foreigners jobs

UPDATED: Swedish citizens are the most likely to be employed in the EU, but Sweden is among the very worst when it comes to getting non-EU citizens into work. READ  

Man arrested for burning partner's face
Photo: Linn Malmén/TT

Man arrested for burning partner's face

Police suspect that a man in western Sweden is responsible for the extreme burns on his partner's face. The man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault - and potentially attempted murder. READ  

In Pictures: Conchita Wurst in Stockholm
Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

In Pictures: Conchita Wurst in Stockholm

Eurovision winner and LGBTQ idol Conchita Wurst is in Stockholm this week for Stockholm Pride - and joined Swedes at Skansen for a colourful summer sing-along. READ  

Stockholm holds colour contest for new metro
Photo: Joel Bagon

Stockholm holds colour contest for new metro

Stockholm's new metro line is not set for preliminary construction until 2016, and will not be completed until 2022 - but Swedes already have the chance to vote for the new line's colour. READ  

Sweden's heat wave officially over
Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Sweden's heat wave officially over

The heat wave that swept over Sweden recently has finally passed, meteorologists reported on Wednesday, promising cooler and more autumnal temperatures around the corner. READ  

Ukraine rebels release kidnapped Swede
Rebel tanks on the road to Horlivka in June. Photo: TT

Ukraine rebels release kidnapped Swede

The Swede who was kidnapped by pro-Russian rebels has been released after nearly three weeks of being held hostage - although no one knows where he is now. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Lifestyle
Stockholm Pride kicks off
Analysis
The top six ways the US and Sweden differ
National
Swedish youth suicides hit 25-year high
National
Politician reported for selling 'negro ball'
National
Police turn blind eye to Swedish 'slave trade'
Blog updates

27 July

Approaching Stockholm (Around Sweden in a kayak) »

"I woke up in the comfort of my own little cabin on Eva and Rolf’s boat, it was 7:30am and I was feeling a bit groggy after a couple of beers with all the lovely locals the night before. The previous day had really taken its toll on my body and I was very stiff and..." READ »

 

24 July

Sharing our Pride: Celebrating Love & the LGBT Community! (Stockholm in my American Heart) »

"It’s mid- July in Stockholm, and with much of the city on vacation, things can seem a little quiet – the streets, the bus, and the grocery store. One thing that has not paused for a summer break, though, is preparation for Stockholm’s Pride Festival, which will take place from July 28 to August 2...." READ »

 
 
 
Gallery
Stockholm Pride: Allsång på Skansen with Conchita Wurst
Skatteverket
Sponsored Article
Introducing... ID cards and permits in Stockholm
Gallery
People-watching, June 26th - 28th. Get inside Stockholm's hottest nightclubs
Gallery
Top ten Swedish taboos
Society
Seven-year-old Swede cycles to Berlin
Politics
'Gaza conflict needs help, not empty rhetoric'
Society
Swedes voted 'most beautiful' in the Nordics
Business & Money
Sweden demands EU clarity on Bitcoin tax
National
Swedish organic sales enjoy 'amazing' growth
Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
Society
What's On in Sweden
Gallery
People-watching July 23
National
Swedish cops elect not to shoot 'angry elks'
Business & Money
New alcohol retail rules threaten micro-breweries
Gallery
People-watching Båstad
Business & Money
Sweden falls to third in global innovation index
Society
Swedish ornithologists keep webcam watch
Photo: Andreas Nordström/Image Bank Sweden
Gallery
Top ten Swedish beach hot spots
Tech
Swedish Wiki vet sets new content record
Photo: Fastighetsbyrån
Lifestyle
In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
Sponsored Article
Introducing... Your finances in Stockholm
Sponsored Article
Introducing... Housing in Stockholm
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

749
jobs available
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions is an innovative business company which provides valuable assistance with the Swedish Authorities, Swedish language practice and general communications. Call 073-100 47 81 or visit:
www.swedishdowntown.com
If you want to drink, that’s your business.
If you want to stop, we can help.

Learn more about English-language Alcoholics Anonymous in Sweden. No dues. No fees. Confidentiality assured.
AA-EUROPE.ORG/SWEDEN
PSD Media
PSD Media is marketing company that offers innovative solutions for online retailers. We provide modern solutions that help increase traffic and raise conversion. Visit our site at:
http://psdmedia.se